Yasmin Saeed, BScPhm, PhD Candidate

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

144 College St, Toronto, ON  M5S 3M2


Bio

     I am a PhD student studying health economics at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. I am also a graduate of the BSc Pharmacy program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and a licensed pharmacist.

    For my thesis project, I am measuring the quality of life of chronic hepatitis C patients in a way that can be used in health economic analyses. I am focusing on subgroups of hepatitis C patients whose quality of life has not been previously well-studied, including socioeconomically marginalized patients and patients with severe liver disease. 

     This will help us to better understand the burden of hepatitis C. Additionally, these quality of life measures (known as health utilities) can be used in cost-effectiveness analyses of hepatitis C screening and treatment programs. These analyses are an important tool to help healthcare systems decide how to allocate their limited resources.


Research Interests

Health economics, health utilities, cost-effectiveness analysis, decision modelling, hepatitis C, marginalized populations


Publications and Presentations

Saeed Y, Kohler P, Sander B, Khan K. “Cost-effectiveness of mass tuberculosis screening for new immigrants to Canada.” May 2016. 2016 CAHSPR Conference, Toronto, ON. [Link]

Saeed Y, Mason K, Chung S, Altenberg J, Powis J, Bruneau J, Feld J, Feng Z, Mitsakakis N, Rac VE, Bremner K, Krahn M, Wong W. “Socioeconomic marginalization is associated with lower health utilities (quality of life) in chronic hepatitis C patients.” February 2016. 5th Canadian Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus, Montreal, QC. [Link]

Saeed Y, Mason K, Chung S, Altenberg J, Powis J, Bruneau J, Feld J, Feng Z, Mitsakakis N, Myers R, Rac VE, Bremner K, Krahn M, Wong W. “Health utilities in marginalized chronic hepatitis C patients participating in a community-based hepatitis C program.” October 2015. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, St. Louis, MO. Finalist for the Lee B. Lusted Award (top-ranked student abstract). [Link

Wong W, Pechlivanoglou P, Erman A, Saeed Y, Tadrous M, Younis M, Zaki Rayad N, Bielecki J, Rac VE, Krahn M. “Current treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB): A systematic review and a network meta-analysis.” October 2015. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, St. Louis, MO. [Link]


Teaching

Teaching Assistant at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

  • PHM130: Pharmaceutical Calculations, 2014 - 2017
  • PHM370: Community Pharmacy Management, Winter 2016
  • PHM110: Health Systems I, Fall 2016